Contatos imediatos via TBTCI acontecem cotidianamente e um dos que mais me alegrou foi ao adentrar ao mundo lo-fi noise experimental do Fluorescent Tiger. Diretamente do Alabama, Jack Raines comanda sozinho a esbórnia em ondas sonoras elétricas do Fluorescent Tiger.
Eps, singles fazem parte do DIY feito pelo cara em altas dosagens de ruídos.
Pra resumir tudo vá direto em A Fox! A Spirit! segunda faixa do Ep In The Evening e sinta o clima que o Swirlies criou lá trás e o Fluorescent Tiger pega e atualiza ferozmente.
***** Interview with Fluorescent Tiger *****
Q. When did Fluorescent Tiger started, tell us about the history...
Fluorescent Tiger started sometime around my senior year of high school. My obsession with guitar effects and synths had really started to peak at the time and I was beginning to get embarrassed by how much time and money I was putting into the hobby without actually producing any music. So, in an effort to ease my mind more than anything, I traded a Casio VL-Tone for a digital 4track and recorded "Yeah, That Chick Creeps Me Out," one weekend. Some MS Paint cover art and two random words from my biology textbook later, Fluorescent Tiger was born. Sadly, the 4track has since left the band.
Q: Who are your influences?
There's a few too many bands to list all of them, but some of the highlights are Neu!, LCD Soundsystem, Model 500, Jim O'Rourke, Deerhoof, Steve Reich, Naked City, and The Knife.
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Swirlies – They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons cLOUDDEAD – cLOUDDEAD
Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
of Montreal – Skeletal lamping
Neat Beats – Cosmic Surgery
Q. How do you feel playing live?
I actually haven't played live as Fluorescent Tiger yet; I'm currently a full time university student so spare time is difficult to find. It's on my list of future plans however.
Q. How do you describe Fluorescent Tiger sounds?
Loud, layered, and up tempo.
It depends on the song really. I tend to think of my songs as either ambient or not ambient. The nonambient tracks usually start life as a chord progression or a beat that I just jam and build on until I feel like it turns into a song. I'm a one man band at the moment, so it's pretty much just a long process of overdubbing. The ambient tracks are pretty all over the place in terms of process, but they usually start with either a guitar loop or something I patch together on my modular synth. From there, the sounds wind up in an sp 404 and I just bash at them until they turn into something pretty
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Dude York, The Cherry Wave, Le Thug, Two Knights
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I'd love to try a Cibo Matto or a Broken Social Scene cover
Q: What´s the plans for future....
Just trying to finish up the next release mostly, but I've also be looking into doing some soundtrack work and I'm trying to figure out what a Fluorescent Tiger live show would look like.
Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for having me